Energy independence historically was and still is a key driver for US DOE and other country investment priorities in order to reduce reliance on imported oil. It is truly recognized as a current key priority given the recent energy crisis created by the Ukraine war.
We need solutions that allow greater local production and storage of energy using renewable energy
Our world is increasingly becoming urbanized: 56% of humanity now live in cities and this concentration creates costly health issues due to pollution
ICE vehicles bans are being implemented along with strong emissions reduction regulations. renewable energy
Climate change/global warming is now clearing understood to be a reality and we are seeing unprecedented droughts, fires, storms, floods.
Post COVID global recognition: Climate Change is our urgent global crisis to overcome.
Aging infrastructure, increasing electric demand, increasing need to manage intermittent renewables. Infrastructure vulnerability to climate change-floods, storms.
What happens when the grid goes down?
Now lowest cost form of electricity in many regions
Pumped Hydro, Batteries, Hydrogen
Electrification of Mobility
Hydrogen & Fuel Cells